Ali­cia Ritchens and Jamie Jones

March 28, 2015

Bride and Groom - - CONTENTS -

A sur­prise pic­nic lunch dur­ing a week­end away set the scene for Ali­cia and Jamie’s en­gage­ment. Jamie waited un­til Ali­cia had in­dulged in some of her favourite treats be­fore pop­ping the ques­tion in what Ali­cia de­scribed as a “per­fect and thought­ful” pro­posal.

Bride’s mother: Leanne Ste­wart | Groom’s par­ents: Diane and Barry Jones Ser­vice and re­cep­tion: Hurlstone Homestead, Grahamvale Pho­tog­ra­pher: Lisa Nardella Pho­tog­ra­phy, Shep­par­ton Bride’s dress: Eter­nal Wed­dings, Carnegie | Brides­maids’ dresses: Alan­nah Hill | Suits: Iden­tity, Shep­par­ton Flow­ers and cake top­per: Sim­ply Stems, Shep­par­ton | Cake: groom’s aunty, Gayle Smith Hair: Gloss Hair and Beauty Bou­tique, Shep­par­ton | Make-up: She­bella Beauty, Shep­par­ton

GAR­DEN GLORY: The beau­ti­ful gar­den at Hurlstone Homestead was the styling point and hero of Ali­cia and Jamie’s cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion. “We kept the styling sim­ple with pas­tel pinks and creams to keep with the rus­tic, gar­den feel,” Ali­cia said. As the sun set, guests chat­ted around vin­tage wine bar­rels or white ta­bles adorned with flower ar­range­ments in jars dec­o­rated with hes­sian and lace. They also played quoits in the gar­den while wait­ing for the bridal party to ar­rive for the re­cep­tion.

SPE­CIAL MO­MENTS “My beau­ti­ful mum walked me down the aisle. It was such a spe­cial and proud mo­ment for us. “I will never for­get the feel­ing when I saw Jamie’s face as I be­gan walk­ing down the aisle. I had such a sense of calm and hap­pi­ness.” Echuca mu­si­cian Tyler Hud­son per­formed Keith Ur­ban’s Only You Can Love Me This Way for the bride’s en­trance. The cou­ple’s first dance as hus­band and wife was to I Won’t Give Up by Ja­son Mraz.

COCK­TAIL RE­CEP­TION: There were no for­mal seat­ing ar­range­ments which al­lowed the newlyweds to spend more time with their guests. “It cre­ated a fun and re­laxed at­mos­phere which we loved,” Ali­cia said.

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